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Title: Gender Empowerment in an Agricultural Economy: A village level studv in Maharashtra
Authors: Karpe, Yogini
Keywords: Sandhya Iyer
School of Social Work
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Tata Institute Of Social Sciences
Abstract: There has been a rise in female labour force participation rate in the globalizing era, particularly in agricultural activities. Beyond the conventional definition of 'productive workers', most women 'farmers' are employed either as agricultural labourers or unpaid workers in family farm enterprise. Yet, even today the position of women in these areas is determined by the socio-cultural construct of society-often patriarchal in nature, making them considerably vulnerable risks and insecurities of living due to lack of ownership of resources within the household. This has further accentuated gender disparities in rural economy. This study aims to assess empowerment of women through participation in economic activities and the nature and extent of gender equality (including dignity and identity of women) in a society dependant on agricultural activities. The objectives are: I. To examine the time use pattern of gender in agricultural sector, (cultivator and labourers) in determining economic empowerment of gender. 2. To analyze the influence of socio-cultural institutions in determining gender inequalities within the household. 3. To assess the impact of socio-cultural determinants including gender relations in defining women's development in an agrarian society. An attempt was made to understand the minute aspects of the social, political, cultural and economic empowerment of the individual. Separate questionnaire was prepared to understand the head of the household's opinion in terms of the above mentioned indicators. Sarpanch. women gram panchayat member were interviewed in order to understand their position in the development of the village.
URI: http://192.168.194.112/handle/1/3874
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